CultureNOW dedicates itself to the promotion of diversity in New York through arts education and cultural tourism. The purpose of the organization is to promote awareness of New York City's culturally vast environment by providing the most current information on cultural and civic organizations and artistic and historic resources. It does this in the form of maps, guides and websites tailored to the specific context of a community. CultureNOW began in 2002 from work done by New York/New Visions, the pro bono coalition of design professionals formed in response to the tragic events of September 11th. Podcasts in .mp3 format are avaliable for free from both our website (culturenow.org) and the iTunes store.
The Materials and Construction of the MassArt Residence Hall Landscape
Architect Shauna Gillies-Smith discusses the materials and constructions of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Residence Hall, and the landscape that surrounds it.
The MassArt Residence Hall Landscape Project
Architect Shauna Gillies-Smith discusses the landscape surrounding the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Residence Hall. Students at MassArt helped with the landscape and building decision making process. They wanted a landscape that expressed their school, and they wanted places to sit. Those elements became the design charge.
The MassArt Residence Hall
Architects B. K. Boley and Tamara Roy discuss the MassArt Residence Hall's architecture. The building is seen as a rebirth of the College of Art and Design.
A description of Audubon Ballroom, most notable for the site Malcolm X's assassination.
Jean Parker Phifer, NYC architect and author of Public Art New York, reads a selection about Ice Falls, a 3-story sloped water sculpture located in the lobby of the Hearst Building.
Celebration - Memorial to Richard Rothenberg
Madeleine Segall-Marx, sculptor, discusses her work on the memorial to the Head of the Math Department at Stuyvesant High School, Dr. Richard Rothenberg.